Neil Tappin

Neil Tappin

Neil has been at Golf Monthly for over a decade originally as Staff Writer and onto Deputy Editor. He is currently the Digital Editor and is responsible for producing much of the brand’s Tour-player content. His claim to fame is a round of golf at Augusta National – although he only played 16 holes… Long story!

How to play the flop shot in golf

As we all know the flop shot is one of the most dangerous in the game – especially if you don’t have a close understanding for how to play the…

what does 'fanning' the golf club mean?

As coaches, we often see players who ‘fan’ the club in the backswing but what does ‘fanning’ the golf club mean? This refers to when the hands become too active…

how often should you change your golf ball

How often should you change your golf ball? For some it’s a regular routine, for others it’s a simple case of only letting go once the ball is lost. But…

Rory McIlroy Gym Routine

Rory McIlroy Gym Routine Over the years, golf and fitness have had a rather uneasy relationship. The stars of years gone by have sometimes been, how can I put it……

rory mcilroy practice tips

Rory McIlroy Practice Tips In this special Rory McIlroy Practice Tips feature, the Northern Irishman explains how he laid the foundations to his game. From the hours of work he…

what is a stack and tilt golf swing?

What is a stack and tilt golf swing? The ‘Stack and Tilt’ technique was a method that became popular about 10 years ago. It is rarely taught these days but…

pre-shot routine tips for golf

Pre-shot routine tips for golf The first part of your pre-shot routine is where the decision-making needs to happen. As every golfer knows, good shots rarely happen if you aren’t…

fairway wood address tips

Fairway wood address tips If you are struggling with your fairway wood game it might be time for a shift in thinking. Start by asking yourself the following question: are…

How to play bunker shots

How to play bunker shots: Opening the face With most instruction related to bunker play a coach will tell his pupil to open the face of his wedge. The problem…

What is a one-piece takeaway in golf?

The takeaway is a vitally important move in the golf swing. Get it right and you will set the club working on the right path. Get it wrong and you…

Ryder Cup Team Europe School Report

Ryder Cup Team Europe School Report Darren Clarke Clarke’s picking and then handling of Thomas Pieters was the big success of his captaincy. However, he didn’t show enough faith in…

Justin Rose Ryder Cup course

Justin Rose Ryder Cup Course Comments The losing team’s Ryder Cup press conference is usually worth watching. As the players try to process what’s happened, still frazzled from a day…